On Wednesday, October 31st, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Imagine Nation Books, of Louisville, Colorado, is recalling about 1,700 units of Double Dazzler Light Show toys.
The recalled toys were sold nationwide from March 2012 to September 2012 for about $9 at Imagine Nation Book dealers at corporate offices, hospitals, and schools.
The Double Dazzler Light Show toys, which were manufactured in China, are silver, plastic, baton-like toys with white plastic tubes at each end that becomes multi-colored lights when operated. The product is 10.5 inches long and it has an “on” button in the center area. The recalled items pose a burn hazard because the batteries inside the toys can overheat. So far, Imagine Nation Books has received five reports of the batteries overheating.
At any point during the design and manufacturing process, failures regarding safety issues associated with children’s toys may contribute to a product’s hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or failure to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from the product’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death once the product reaches homes, schools, and workplaces of consumers.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.